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Altec Lansing M604 Powered Audio System for Zune

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  • High-Definition Audio - Digital amplification delivers powerful sound from a compact system
  • Clean, Crisp Sound - Four specially engineered full-range neodymium speakers smoothly deliver a full spectrum of pure, distinct sound
  • Surprisingly Deep Bass - XdB bass-enhancement technology creates deep bass without a subwoofer
  • Wireless Remote and Built-in Controls - Zune and speaker functions (play, forward, back, volume, bass, treble, and stand-by) are at your fingertips
  • Easy to Use - Built-in universal Zune dock allows data transfer and recharges your Zune
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Technical Details
Brand NameAltec Lansing
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions16 x 7.6 x 10.5 inches
Item model numberM604
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000JQLPZE
Best Sellers Rank #208,385 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Altec Lansing
  • Model: M604
  • Weight: 6.5 pounds

Product Description

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Your Microsoft Zune audio player is an ideal companion when you're on the move, but why restrict yourself to listening through headphones only? With the black Altec Lansing M604 powered audio system, Zune listeners can enjoy crisp, high- definition sound anywhere in the home, from the living room to the garage. The M604 offers the complete package--striking good looks, immersive sound, and an affordable price tag that won't clear out the bank account. Audio-wise, the system is equipped with a powerful digital amplifier, two specially engineered 3-inch, full-range neodymium drivers, and two 1-inch silk- dome tweeters, all of which combine to deliver a full spectrum of pure, distinct sound. The resulting frequency range extends from 60 Hz to 20 kHz, an impressive performance for such a compact system. The unit also produces surprisingly deep bass thanks to the XdB bass-enhancement technology.

At the center of the M604 sits a docking cradle that amplifies, charges, and transfers data to and from your Zune while you relax on the sofa. Simply drop your Zune into the slot, then use the wireless remote to play songs, skip forward and back, adjust the volume, or fine-tune the bass and treble controls. Plus, owners of MP3 players and iPods can also use the system, as the M604 comes with a universal MP3 cradle and an auxiliary input. Other details include an elegant, wall-mountable design that looks great on the living room table or kitchen wall; a composite video output that lets you play your iPod video through most TVs (cable not included); and a headphone jack for private listening. The M604, which measures 14 by 8.2 by 5.4 inches (W x H x D), is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
M604 speaker system, wireless remote, universal MP3 cradle, 3.5 mm stereo cable, power supply, quick connect instructions, user's manual.

Product Description

FILL YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH SOUND! Your Zune is ideal when you’re on the go. But when you’re hanging around the house, wouldn’t it be great to fill the room - any room - with incredible sound? Introducing the Altec Lansing M604 powered audio system. It’s the complete package: Striking good looks, plus rich, clear sound from its four custom-designed speakers. What’s more, the M604 is surprisingly affordable, so you can still send the kids to college. Just place your Zune into the M604’s built-in dock and enjoy.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

They are great. Sound quality is great. Super simple to use. Read more ›
This is a really great Zune dock/speaker. It is worth the extra money...the sound quality is fantastic, and it's very simple to use and move around. Read more ›
The speakers are great. The sound is realy crisp and sound great. I've had them for over a year and I use them with my 30g zune almost every day and they still work great.… Read more ›
It even has a remote control. The sound quality is wonderful and it sounds even more impressive when I turn it up real loud so I can listen when I am upstairs. It also… Read more ›
When my son opened it for his birthday and set it up, I was astonished! The sound was crisp, balanced, and enjoyable for all to listen! Another great Altec Lansing product! Read more ›
It's light weight enough, I move it from the bathroom to the kitchen a lot. Plus, the sound quality is great. I'm glad I bought it. Read more ›
I own one of these devices already, and have been happy with it, especially given the very reasonable price I paid for it. Altec Lansing appears to have discontinued it,… Read more ›
First of all I bought this device for a much lower price so I am surprised that it's selling for so much more now on Amazon. The sound quality is the best thing about these… Read more ›
I guess I just assumed it was, since the im414 is. I got a great price on it, so I was all set to sell it on Ebay for a slight profit. Then I turned it on. Read more ›
The…I own an 80 Gb Zune only, and as a previous review states the IPod has the market locked down, and when I saw this station with this awesome price I jumped on it. N… Read more ›
Altec Lansing M604 Powered Audio System for Zune This is an exceptional value for money speaker system for the Zune media player. The sound quality is… Read more ›
recieved item in 4 days from order, easy set-up and playing tunes in 5 mins, unable to recieve radio reception as the head…and not to mention a really cheap price aswell!! Read more ›
J…It is beyond what I thought it would be, VERY clear Highes unless you put it at full blast,"which can probably be heard thoughout your entire house" and the lows are great. Read more ›
The sound is nice and clear. And the bass is pretty nice considering there's no amp or subwoofer. I read a complaint about the music distorting a little when played at high… Read more ›
One is that there is no Clock on it, another that because its made for the 30 gb Zune so the 80gb doesn't fit so well but other that that it is a great product the sound… Read more ›
I was disappointed in the lack of choices for Zune speaker…Deep full sound with Bass and Treble control and a very handy mini remote I can use from the breakfast table. Read more ›
It's not Bose system, but I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality of this sound dock. It filled the entire house with music, and had a decent bass. We actually had… Read more ›
The M604 dock is of very solid design and functionality, the sound is excellent the bass very solid. The pass through video function to watch your pictures on your TV is a… Read more ›
Love this thing. I can charge my Zune, sync it with my library of songs and pod casts, play everything nice and loud, as well as watch the videos on my flat panel. I like… Read more ›
This system puts out great sound, even though it's small and compact and can go anywhere with you. It doesn't get distorted at high volumes and has a nice balanced sound. I… Read more ›
This was a great choice for my son's room. It is compact, sleek design yet gives a decent and loud enough sound. I can hear it in the kitchen and like with most teen-agers… Read more ›
I've found that it works best if you aren't off to the side, but the remote does work…You can skip to the next song on your list or album, or raise or lower the volume. Y… Read more ›
This audio system has good quality sound and puts out some pretty decent volume. But the remote buttons do not duplicate those of the Zune ... you just get play, pause,… Read more ›
It is compact, sleek design yet gives a decent and loud…I can hear it in the kitchen and like with most teen-agers have to tell him to turn it down and I like loud music. Read more ›
We are all very pleased with this system and the quality of sound it produces given its size. Plus set up was very simple. Definitely recommend this item. Read more ›
There are some quirky things…It's pretty easy to setup - just plug it in the wall, turn on the speaker dock, then put your Zune in place (in that order for it to work). T… Read more ›
I bought one of these for about $50 2 years or so ago to go with my zune 30gb. Not a bad setup for $50. I think they were originally around $100. Read more ›
This is a great sounding box, incredibly easy to set up.. The remote has good coverage.. Read more ›
When it arrived it could not have been easier to set up. Plug it in, pop on the Zune and start her up. Read more ›
It's easy to set up. Just plug it in and put your zune on the dock. Read more ›
With the wireless sync capability of the Zune combined with this system, I can get a sync right from the kitchen! The design is great and looks very modern and minimalistic. I… Read more ›
the best, sound quality is superb the design is cool, me and my wife love it Read more ›
This was a great choice for my son's room. It is compact, sleek design yet gives a decent and loud enough sound. I can hear it in the kitchen and like with most teen-agers… Read more ›
The M604 dock is of very solid design and functionality, the sound is excellent the bass very solid. The pass through video function to watch your pictures on your TV is a… Read more ›
I have two of these types of speaker units, one for an IPod (Bose brand) and this Altec Lansing unit for the Zune. The has a nice sleek design and sounds great. Compaing… Read more ›
Plug it in, pop on the Zune and start her up. The controls are easy to use and the micro remote works well with the Zune player although it takes a little getting used to. Read more ›
I am very pleased with these speakers. I am not an audiophile but I like the sound and the remote control is nice. They work easily with my Zune and have essentially… Read more ›
It feels a little floppy in its location and since I am reaching up to put it on the electronic post I…It is easy to adjust to, but it would be nice if it felt more solid. Read more ›
The audio quality is great and has a deep bass which at first glance seems highly unlikely. The user interface is excellent and the controls are note-worthy. However, the… Read more ›
It sounds great and charges while docked. The size is compact and doesn't take up much space on my desk. The remote control is an added plus. Read more ›
I use it in my living room and in my bedroom. And it is very nice for the size of my apartment. I'd love to see a similar product for gen1/2 with clock/radio/alarm..... Read more ›
Wow. Great for any size room. Read more ›
I havent had any problems with it at all, the zune connects regardless of if either is on or off. I love its size as well, and the sound is good for the money.... Read more ›
Finally got to hear it last…This compact unit really does have a big stereo sound with it's deep bass and crisp treble, which you can adjust to your own taste, a big plus. Read more ›
This is a great system! The sound is good with adjustable treble and base. Having the remote is a plus. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

92 of 94 people found the following review helpful By T. Burbey on January 7, 2007
The Altec Lansing M604 Speaker System is a quality set - especially for the price. The sound quality from the speakers is excellent and I loved that they were more reasonably priced than the only other speakers available now for Zunes - the VAF set. However, I have to put in the disclaimer here - I love music, and listen to it all the time, but I am by no means an audiophile. I do find the quality of the sound though rich enough for my taste and for where I use them (in the kitchen).

That being said, let me start with my complaints with the system. First of all, they are the most finicky piece of electronic equipment I own. You have to place your Zune on the dock first (and it MUST BE TURNED OFF), you have to insure that your Zune stayed turned off (if not, you have to turn it off again), then you are supposed to plug in the power cord to the back of the speakers and THEN plug the speakers to an outlet. Otherwise, the speakers will NOT make the connection with the Zune and you will hear nothing. Now, they sell a wall mounting kit for the speakers, so based on that, I personally leave the power cord plugged into the back of the speakers all the time. But I do find that I have to follow all the other steps (Zune off, place on dock, Zune still off, then plug into outlet) religiously for the system to work. I have contacted Altec Lansing about all this - if it all really necessary, but I was given a very vague, non-helpful answer. Now, I am not new to MP3 players, but my Zune did replace a rather old Rio. And I never attempted to use my Rio for anything but working out (thus only headphones). My daughter has a Disney Mix Stick with the speaker stand and it seems to be just as finicky. Perhaps all speaker stands for MP3 players are this way - I can't say.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Ryan RC Rea on December 19, 2007
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By T. Mccorvey on February 20, 2007
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I purchased this Altec Lansing Audio System for my Zune and was very pleased with its performance. The sound is plenty loud enough to fill a room and the Bass and Treble sound levels are customizable to your personal taste. My Zune plugged into it without a problem and began charging, which was nice when I was on vacation and could use it as a charging station as well. The Speakers are not small, so I would not say they are ideal for travel; however, I was happy using them as a travel accessory.

I recommend this product to any Zune user.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nate on December 26, 2007
I got these speakers for thirty five dollars from w00t with a coupon and they are fantastic! Some of the other, even positive, reviews suggest that you have to unplug the speakers to get it to connect with the zune. Not true! You do have to power off (not just standby) your zune first before turning on the speakers to make the connection. Here are the steps:

1) Turn off speakers using power button on the remote or the speakers.
2) Disconnect zune. Turn zune off by pressing *both* the down button on the circle and the back button (<--). This turns it off instead of merely standby.
3) Plug in zune into speakers.
4) BEFORE the zune is fully loaded (it has that progress line on the bottom) turn on the speakers. The speakers will make a connection with the zune and you are off to the races.

Simple and as you can see, no need to unplug the speakers.

Plus the remote works better for me. All the buttons work -- forward, back, play, pause, power, and volume. True, you cannot manipulate the menu, but as others have pointed out, from far away you cannot see the menu anyways! So, you are going to have to be near the zune anyways.

With wireless sync the setup is even better. Just leave it in and sync over your wireless internet to the computer. Perfect!

Five stars! The speakers sound fantastic and for the price I got a pretty slick deal. I think I have to thank some of the negative/positive reviewers who complained too much, they really helped keep the price down!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. D Pulaski on November 6, 2007
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After being rather disappointed with the other Zune accessories offered by Microsoft (especially the terrible FM transmitter), I was a little hesitant about buying anything else for my Zune. But I have to say I am very glad I ended up with the Altec Lansing M604. The sound is fantastic out of these unassuming speakers. The Zune hooks up nicely to the front cradle, but I have to admit sticking it on there somewhat blindly made me nervous.

The remote is a great addition as well. Upon receiving this set-up, I was a little confused as to why people are complaining that you cannot navigate the Zune menus using the remote. If you were using the remote, I'd assume that you are far away from the player-- so if you COULD navigate the menus, how would you see what you are doing? Seems kind of pointless to me. If you are going to be that close to be able to read what you are doing, you may as well extend your arm and use the Zune's navigation buttons.

The one thing that would improve the product is a battery pack of some kind, so you could use the speakers without having to plug them in.

Overall this is a fantastic accessory for any Zune user.
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